Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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Why pardoned?
by phti on Sat 15th Dec 2012 20:17 UTC
phti
Member since:
2012-06-02

It's the UK that must ask pardon to Turing's relatives, if any.

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RE: Why pardoned?
by puenktchen on Sun 16th Dec 2012 16:23 in reply to "Why pardoned?"
puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

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You can only be pardoned if you are guilty of something which has to be pardoned. A pardon is an act of grace, not something which is you right.

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RE[2]: Why pardoned?
by JAlexoid on Mon 17th Dec 2012 01:13 in reply to "RE: Why pardoned?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

It's legal issue to restore honour to his name.

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